Sunday, September 1, 2013

OWH VCMP: Cards 4 Kids

Hi, everyone.

Welcome, party goers! Happy Birthday, Operation Write Home!

Operation Write Home is a wonderful nonprofit organization that sends blank homemade greeting cards to our deployed troops so that they can write to loved ones back home in the States. Today's post is a stop on a Virtual Cardmaking Party to celebrate OWH's birthday month. :)

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Before we get to the challenge, let me send a big shout-out to Allison and the OWH blog team. And, thanks to yesterday's hostesses for a great day of challenges.

 The Challenge

Swiss dot embossing on red border
polar bear cub
paper-only embellishments

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The challenge on this stop is to make a kiddie card using the tic-tac-toe board shown below.

Today's sample card was inspired by a recent Tuesday Tutorial on polar bear cards and several adorable photos of polar bear cubs.

So, what will you choose? Maybe you're a softie for a punny sentiment... or have a favorite technique... or have a new truck stamp that you can't wait to ink up and color. Whether you go 3-across, down or diagonally, I can't wait to see your kiddie cards!





Blog Candy

And, what's a birthday party without some candy?

So, a $15 gift certificate to Paper Smooches will be awarded to one lucky, randomly-selected cardmaker! Just link a tic-tac-toe inspired kiddie card by noon (Eastern Time) Tuesday to be eligible.

Thanks for playing and happy scrappin'!

17 comments:

Diane said...

Great challenge Sybrina!
I have to get to work on this one-fun decisions to make!!!

Paula S. said...

What a fun challenge idea! Ihave to admit I can barely imagine how difficult it must be for a hero to be so far from their children at home. Of all the cards we make for OWH I think the ones received by kids at home must be the most cherished. Thanks for hosting a VCMP challenege this weekend. I'll be back to link up before the day is done! :)

Joanne Travis said...

What a fun challenge, can't wait to give it a try!

Roberta said...

Love this challenge! Thanks so much for thinking of the little ones missing their heroes....you've inspired me to do more kid friendly cards for my next shipment!

Stacy B said...

I've always wanted to try one of these Tic Tac Toe challenges...so fun! And just in keeping with your giveaway theme...I used my Paper Smooches stamps :-) Thanks for playing along with us.

Cindy O said...

Thanks, Sybrina, for hosting a kids' card challenge!

Kathy said...

Thanks Sybrina for this great challenge. I don't make enough cards for kids and it was so much fun to use the tic-tac-toe board.

Carol L said...

Fun challenge Sybrina! I love playing with tic-tac-toe grids!

Ann said...

What a fun challenge Sybrina! The tic tac toe grid was such a fun additional challenge to the kids cards! Thank you!

Elsie B said...

This was fun. The CB dies for Shelly the turtle are great for kids' cards. Isn't it amazing the variety of ideas that all came from your grid!

sherry varga said...

I love your little polar bear. What a great challenge. Sometimes it is good to get my creativity going and this is a great way!

Lorri At Home said...

I don't make a lot of kids cards so this should be a fun challenge - I will break out my whale paper! Love your polar bear! TY for hosting!

Julie said...

This was a lot of fun, Sybrina! And I know a lot of kids are going to love receiving these cards! Thanks for hosting a great VCMP challenge!

heather said...

What a fun challenge, thank you ! Cute paper punched polar bear card, too.

Get Inky! Stamps by Blue Moon Creation said...

The inside of my card reads Happy Birthday to someone BEARY special. Thanks for the fun challenge and a chance to win! -Thia

Donna Nuce said...

Thanks Sybrina for hosting the challenge. Have a great day!

Michele from MS said...

Awww that little bear is so cute! Love the torn paper and the red card base really makes him stand out. Beautiful! Thanks for a fun challenge! I had never done the tic tac toe board before!